What's the weather like?

What's the local time?

 

Luxor 21/1/08 - Mr Abdul, our Guide, taking shelter from the rain nearby the Temple of Merneptah

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Weather...

Warm and dry is the usual forecast! Rainfall is almost nil in Upper Egypt - nevertheless, occasionally, there can be a downpours - especially in Luxor (about every 10 years or so and, yes we had one in 2008!). In Cairo wet weather is more common. We have had light showers on four occasions in Cairo while on tour, and one large thunderstorm. Please consider adding a disposable plastic poncho to your pack list!

Nights can be VERY COLD, especially if there is a breeze, hence the need for a warm coat & jumper/s. Minimum temperatures of 5 C are not uncommon.

PAST PARTICIPANTS HAVE ASKED US TO STRESS THE NEED FOR WARM CLOTHES!

Average temperatures (Celsius) in January are:

Aswan 10 - 25

Luxor 12 - 22

Cairo 09 - 18

 

5-Day Forecasts from the BBC Weather Centre

 

 

Local Time...

All Egypt runs on GMT+0200 (8 hours behind Australian EST, 9 hours behind during daylight saving time (Eastern).

To check the current time in Egypt, click on the icon below: